It is a phrase that is almost universally heard, but rarely thought about in the context of the men who occupy the world’s top jobs.
The phrase comes from a story in The Economist in 2016, which described the rise of an entire industry of “career professionals”, including women.
It was an era when, for the first time, women were earning more money than men.
In part, it was the result of advances in technology and communication.
In other words, the more men and women were able to communicate in an increasingly competitive world, the higher the pay-off.
For women, this meant that their careers were increasingly valued and valued higher.
So in the early 2020s, the Economist story said, “the rise of the career professionals” meant that the gap between men and female colleagues had widened to a point where “the average woman is now earning more than the average man”.
But what if women weren’t the only ones being rewarded for their efforts?
What if, as in the earlier story, we were all doing the same thing?
We were, in fact, “careers professionals”, and the women in those jobs were rewarded for the same work, the story said.
And so, in 2017, The Economist reported, “a career-focused industry called career professionals is taking off in Australia”.
“For the first year, it’s been a huge success.
A new industry, with a billion-dollar annual turnover, is taking hold.
Women are being paid more than men.”
But what does that actually mean?
How does it work?
When you’re talking about “caregivers” in the workplace, what does it mean?
The key is that the industry, called career professional, is all about making sure that women are being compensated for the work that they do, whether that be by being paid for childcare, childcare assistance or other related expenses.
There are a lot of jobs that women will do, and the companies that pay them will want to ensure that they are doing the right job.
But the work they do is different to that of men.
For example, childcare is a highly specialized and demanding activity that requires a lot more experience and knowledge than childcare can provide.
And there are a whole range of other skills that women can bring to the table, from physical and mental strength to leadership skills.
Why is this important?
Women make up more than a third of all professional occupations, with more than half of all the roles held by women in the workforce.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, women earn about 76 per cent of all earnings, and that’s while men make up only 21 per cent.
That means women are earning more and are more likely to be paid more for their work than men, but it’s the amount that women get for the value of their contribution that matters.
“There is a huge gap in the pay that women make compared to men, which makes it hard for women to get the opportunities that are available to them,” says Sue McKeown, chief executive officer of Women in Accounting and Business.
If you’re a woman in a job that requires you to take care of your family and childcare responsibilities, and if you’re earning more, you’re more likely than men to be given the kind of pay that’s considered “care professional”.
It’s a phenomenon that has been observed across many industries, from the construction industry to the medical field.
As women have been earning more in these areas, their salaries have risen.
How do women get paid differently?
Well, the Australian Federal Government recently launched its new Gender Pay Gap Report , which shows that women still make just as much as men in many industries.
However, the report found that women earned only 37 per cent more in 2016 than they did in 2014, and women now make up just 21 per, per cent, of all employees in the federal government.
The report, released this month, also found that there is still a gender pay gap in retail, the most lucrative industry, and in the pharmaceutical industry, the industry where women earn more.
Is it a problem?
There is no single solution to the gender pay issue.
In fact, a range of factors can play a part.
There are, of course, the fact that the average woman doesn’t have the same access to childcare as her male colleagues.
That means childcare costs are higher for women than men in some industries.
Then there’s the issue of women being discriminated against in employment.
Research from the Australian Council of Social Service found that just under a third (34 per cent) of women and 15 per cent (26 per cent ) of men who received support in the past year were still working in their own jobs at the end of the year. But there